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Plot: Retired cop James Lasombra is asked by a friend to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, who seemingly packed in the night and left an ominous message on the bathroom mirror – “The Empty Man Made Me Do It.” As he investigates this mysterious figure further, James begins to see and hear strange things, and is forced to come to terms with his past and what it means for his future.
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A beautifully shot film that was nothing like the type of movie I expected going in
When I saw that ‘The Empty Man’ was going to be 137 minutes long it had a little reluctant to go to it. The reason is that if a horror movie isn’t good then even a 90 minute runtime can be an absolute drag. It’s a real gamble for a film in that genre to be anywhere near two hours, let alone well past it. I usually try to avoid trailers for movies before I see them but on this occasion I did happen to catch it. It didn’t fill me with confidence. Luckily the trailer is actually a little misleading, and the film actually has quite a different feel to it. Even though I wouldn’t say I loved this movie by any means, it did have enough going on to keep it watchable for that runtime – just.
The first thing I have to say is that the film is beautifully shot. There were a number of expertly crafted shots throughout the film, but one tracking shot from a map that turns into a forest and then finds its way down to a car driving through it was truly exquisite. I love that the artistic touches Ari Aster fills his films with are starting to inspire other directors.
The second thing that occurs to me is that isn’t really a horror movie, or at least not solely a horror movie. Apparently it is based on a comic series which are more like dark detective stories. That’s kind of the vibe I got here and why I think this was able to survive a 137 minute push. It isn’t just a case of passing from character to character and watching a new and inventive way for them to die. In fact the film is very rarely scary. I say that more in the sense that it doesn’t actually try to be scary all that often, however when it does try it rarely hits the mark either sadly.
If you’re a fan of ASMR then you are likely going to have a good time with this film. There is a lot of it in the film and it is a pleasure to listen to (although it can be a risk to have you dozing off). I have a very middling opinion on this film. I neither hated it nor loved it. I wouldn’t recommend people go out of their way to see it, but if they were going to see it I certainly wouldn’t dissuade them either. Don’t be too put off by the trailer is all I would say. It is not an accurate representation of the film.
Three movies for the price of one
The Empty Man is a horror movie with an extensive length justified by some surprising genre, mood and plot shifts.
The opening sequence feels like an atmospheric horror movie set in the ice and snow. It shows how a group of four friends accidentally discovers a cave with a strange extraterrestrial skeleton. One of the two men gets possessed by the mysterious skeleton and starts to behave awkwardly. He whispers words in an unknown language into his friends’ ears, leaves the cabin to sit in the ice and snow and slowly drives everyone around him anxious, confused and unstable.
The film then shifts to the tale of an urban legend as a group of teenagers in Saint Louis attempt to contact a supernatural entity. These teenagers soon see things only they can see, get followed by the menacing entity they have called and ultimately have to fight for survival.
The last part of the movie shows a former cop who has lost his wife and son in a car accident while sleeping with another woman. He investigates the sudden disappearance of his lover’s daughter. He soon finds out that she has joined a mysterious cult. As his investigation progresses, the desperate man faces mysteries and dangers that might be much more personal and intense than he would have initially anticipated.
All three parts of the movie convince with spooky atmosphere, very good acting performances and several unexpected plot twists leading to a stunning finale. The major downside of the film is that the three parts are so different that they don’t really fit together and feel more like an anthology. The scriptwriters could have created three entirely different movies and it would have been particularly interesting to explore the opening sequence in greater detail.
Some people have criticized the movie for its lack of coherence and its extensive length but the creative script and addicting atmosphere compensate for those flaws. This movie is one of the better contemporary horror films because it’s neither predictable nor moralizing. Many horror movies these days either rehash old ideas or try to teach a lesson. The Empty Man is like a horror movie should really be because it’s creepy, mysterious and surprising. If you like horror films with conventional styles but some creative twists, then give the underrated and overlooked The Empty Man a fair chance.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director David Prior
Writer David Prior, Cullen Bunn
Actors James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Sasha Frolova
Country United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Monstro, Panavision C- and G-Series Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema